The Houston Texans were awarded two players off waivers on Tuesday. OG Conor Boffeli (6-5, 295 lbs) was cut by the Vikings, and OT Anthony Dima (6-7, 300 lbs) was cut by the Browns a few days and the Texans elected to add them to the 90-man roster. Boffeli started 13 games at Iowa in 2013 and received an Big-Ten honorable mention. Dima started 31 games for UMass and was an all-Mac third teamer. Both linemen went undrafted in this past year’s NFL Draft. The three players cut a few days ago all cleared waivers. OT Chris Martin landed on injured reserve. Check out the rest of the links for more in Houston sports.
So far, we’ve just mentioned what he isn’t great at. Fortunately, Keuchel makes it pretty easy on us to identify how he’s finding the success he’s having, partially by offering a master class in pitching on Monday night. Were you to sit down and construct the things an ideal pitcher would do, it would probably include items like “misses bats,” “gets grounders,” “limits walks,” and “avoids homers.”
- Kelsie Heneghan (MiLB.com) on Luis Cruz‘s great start for the Hooks the other night.
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) on Jose Altuve‘s All-Star season.
- Astros tweet of the day…
Thanks to all the #Astros fans who r watching our broadcasts. All the positive feedback last night is greatly appreciated!
Francisco Garcia began the 2013-14 campaign by doing his best impression of a human torch, draining close to 50 percent (14-of-30) of the 3-pointers he attempted over the course of the season’s first five games. Alas, a nasty case of regression to the mean kicked in, nagging injuries took hold as the season wore on, and Garcia finished the season with a 3-point percentage (.358) very near his career mark of .361. As a result, the ninth-year pro delivered impactful performances off the bench from time to time, especially during Houston’s final two meetings with Oklahoma City, but wasn’t able to do so with the kind of consistency both he and his team had hoped.
- Forrest Walker (Red94) takes a trip to the trade machine.
- John Wilmes (Bleacher Report) on Dwight Howard‘s post game.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
Cavs pick number 1? Oh well. We’re getting @KDTrey5 soon anyways.
— RocketsSocial.com (@Rockets_Social) May 21, 2014
- Doug Farrar (Sports Illustrated) tells us how he thinks Jadeveon Clowney will fit in the Texans defense.
When the Houston Texans took South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick in the 2014 draft, there was a great hue and cry regarding Clowney’s ability to fit into the 3-4 defense installed by Romeo Crennel, the longtime defensive coordinator and head coach who would be starting his first season in Houston.
- James Palmer (CSN Houston) on Texans rookies being constantly tested.
- Marc Vandermeer (Texans.com) takes a look at which newcomers can rise up the draft board.
- Texans tweet of the day…
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) May 19, 2014